Planes in General...

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(01 Jun 2018, 3:54 pm)8222 Wrote: Andreos - you need to try a Titan 757. Had one of those instead of BA last year and it was sheer luxury! Saying that, I've always thought I'd rather have an A32x short haul - whereas for long haul I like a 747/777. But, I have to say, I have a massive soft spot for the E170/E190 series...

Trying a 789 this summer of BA. Shall see how that compares to the 744 I have back from Phoenix!

Aye, I reckon that Titan 757 will be a little easier on the eye than my Thomas Cook Airways was!
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(01 Jun 2018, 9:34 am)8222 Wrote: In my opinion there are a number of factors to consider.

1 - They need to compete against the A321LR. The 757 is perfect for this; but the current 757s are becoming old. The last one rolled off in 2004 - the technology and the engines are not the most efficient (but definitely some of the most powerful!). 
2 - Boeing have the 737 MAX10 as a competitor to the A321LR. This will somewhat replace the 757 long haul missions - but it is important to note that they say it is not a direct replacement of any of the 737 family. 

I think it would take a lot of effort and money to reopen the production line; as well as a lot of capital investment to update the design. It's easier to do when a model is already in production - such as the A32X Neo series. I think it will want to invest more capital into its 787 and 737 lines, as well as the proven 777 line - especially having just gained approval from the FAA for folding wingtips.

Obviously, this is just my opinion - but it would seem they have made their minds up on this one.

I think it should be essential for boeing to get a newer version of the 757 quickly. Although the A321LR looking like a good replacement and the 737MAX10 looking like a likely replacement, you have got to remember that neither of these aircrafts were designed to cross the pond. The 737 and 787 are for different leagues and are really nothing compared to a 757. Short turnaround times like the 737 but able to cross the pond well like a 787(just). They can keep the same design as far as I can see it. All it would need is new engines.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/a...scow-gulls

A321 double birdstrike in Moscow. Some heroic piloting here.

Aircraft flown on:

744, 77W, 772, E145, E190, E170, E175, E195, A319, A320, A320NEO, A321, A321NEO, A330-200, A340-600 763, 752, 733, 737, 738, CRJ900, CRJ1000
Favourite aircraft: G-STBL/G-ZBKL

Another A321...

https://abcnews.go.com/US/hawaiian-airli...d=65140064

Aircraft flown on:

744, 77W, 772, E145, E190, E170, E175, E195, A319, A320, A320NEO, A321, A321NEO, A330-200, A340-600 763, 752, 733, 737, 738, CRJ900, CRJ1000
Favourite aircraft: G-STBL/G-ZBKL

Flew out of LHR yesterday. So sad to see the 744's parked up, including Negus 744

Aircraft flown on:

744, 77W, 772, E145, E190, E170, E175, E195, A319, A320, A320NEO, A321, A321NEO, A330-200, A340-600 763, 752, 733, 737, 738, CRJ900, CRJ1000
Favourite aircraft: G-STBL/G-ZBKL

(10 Aug 2020, 4:24 pm)8222 Wrote: Flew out of LHR yesterday. So sad to see the 744's parked up, including Negus 744
I had a trip planned on the upper deck in April next year (and the A318 the opposite way!) so I'm gutted to see them taken out of service. Currently trying to find alternatives for both! They seem to be putting the 772s with Club Suite on the JFK route though so I may just stick with that on the way back.

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(10 Aug 2020, 8:28 pm)tyresmoke Wrote: I had a trip planned on the upper deck in April next year (and the A318 the opposite way!) so I'm gutted to see them taken out of service. Currently trying to find alternatives for both! They seem to be putting the 772s with Club Suite on the JFK route though so I may just stick with that on the way back.
That is a huge shame - sorry to hear that Sad I'd have loved to have done that trip.

I like their 77Ws most of all - their 772s feel a little old now - even the refurbed ones. I've been on a refurbed 772 to MAD in club and it was nice, but certain bits felt a bit old still. It's like I had a VS A332 to HAV last year which is one of the ones they received from Air Berlin and refitted internally with the trial seats/cabin for the 35K, but there were little things, like the overhead panels that gave away that both aircraft were over 20 years old. I'd definitely try see if you can get a 77W. Really nice aircraft for a long trip.

Aircraft flown on:

744, 77W, 772, E145, E190, E170, E175, E195, A319, A320, A320NEO, A321, A321NEO, A330-200, A340-600 763, 752, 733, 737, 738, CRJ900, CRJ1000
Favourite aircraft: G-STBL/G-ZBKL

I've updated my flight list following on from a trip last week. 
The bonus was an unexpected aircraft operating the return flight.

Also present in the airport coming back, was a couple of Rossiya 747's, including EI-XLD. Quite spectacular close up!
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